Brisbane Botanic Gardens attractions

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha offers visitors a living museum of native and exotic plant collections. The themed sections include a fragrant garden, bamboo grove, arid zone, Japanese Gardens, waterfalls, tropical dome and the largest collection of Australian native rainforest trees in the world. The Auditorium features horticultural shows most weekends.

Watch a video of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha created by Tourism Queensland.

Free minibus tours and guided walks

Free mini bus tours - unavailable 
Free mini bus tours are currently unavailable. Mini bus tours will resume Monday 15 January.

Council would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Free minibus tours are available Monday to Friday at 10.30am (except public holidays). Phone the botanic gardens team on 07 3403 2535 on the day of your visit to make sure that the bus tour is running on that day.

Free guided walks leave the Visitor Information Centre daily at 11am and 1pm (except Sundays, public holidays and between mid-December and late- January). Free group and special-interest walks can be arranged by phoning 07 3403 2535.

Other attractions

Arid Region Plants

Brisbane Botanic Garden's Arid Region represent the dry regions of Central America and Africa with plants that adapt to their harsh environments.

Australian Plant Communities

The Australian Plant Communities 27 hectare area highlights native Australian plants, mostly from Queensland.

Bonsai House

The Bonsai House is located next to the Japanese Garden. It displays about 100 plants including figs, conifers, camellias, azaleas and maples.


Fern House

The Fern House has more than 80 different species and varieties of ferns on display, including ferns that live on rocks, trees and in the water.

Fragrant Plants and Herb Garden

Fragrant Plants and Herb Garden contains culinary, fragrant and medicinal herbs from around the world, as well as flowers and aromatic foliage.

National Freedom Wall

The National Freedom Wall was built to celebrate 50 years of freedom in the Pacific. Includes Flickr slideshow.

Hide 'n' Seek Children's Trail

Children and parents can explore the Hide 'n' Seek Children's Trail set in the shady Exotic Rainforest in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha.

Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden contains a combination of native and exotic plants suitable for our subtropical climate.

Lagoon and Bamboo Grove

Find out about the Lagoon and Bamboo Grove at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.


Find out about the Exotic Rainforest and Australian Rainforest areas in Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.

Tropical Display Dome

The Tropical Display Dome is a large lattice structure (geodesic) displaying plants from the tropics.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha video

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